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On April 13 and 16, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm (PST), the Schwab Learning Center (SLC) will host its first-ever virtual speaker series.

Expert scientists, educators and students will present the latest research and discuss personal experiences with learner variability (ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences). 

2021 Speaker Series flyer; dates are April 13 and 16; register at

Our theme in April is Learner Variability and Higher Education and our goal for this event aligns with the SLC’s vision to eradicate stigma and create opportunity.

It will be a landmark gathering that further shifts attention away from the stigma of learning disabilities toward a new worldview of learner variability as a strength.


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We help students with learner variability understand how they learn and leverage their strengths. We offer customized strategies to maximize potential in the classroom, workplace and beyond.

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What Students Are Saying About the SLC

“I gained HUGE self-awareness and self-understanding through the strengths orientated tests and working with my Learning Specialist.  Thank you so so much!”

“My tutor was excellent. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the subject, as well as her empathy and encouragement. She did a great job of helping me learn the material and always suggested helpful learning strategies.”

"The Schwab Learning Center is a great resource for narrowing down my personal learning strengths and focusing on them.  I would definitely recommend to anyone who has struggled as I have!”

"Just having someone to validate and affirm my experiences as someone struggling with my ADHD was incredible. [My Learning Specialist] was willing to meet with me just to have me work on zoom so I could focus. This commitment and genuine care was so appreciated and made me feel welcome, seen, and validated."    

"I learned more about my learning circumstances - what works for me and how I can focus on that rather than worry about the things I may not be as good in terms of learning efficiently."  

"I really enjoyed working with my learning specialist and was one of the few spaces I felt I could talk about the fact I learn a little differently. In a way, it was really therapeutic as my learning differences can be quite challenging in such an elite environment such as Stanford. Much appreciated for all the work you do!"    

"I didn't grow up with knowledge about [learning differences] so this is really important to me. A lot of my life I had struggled with my learning but I was diagnosed as an undergrad ... It has really changed my life and had a very positive impact on me. What you guys do in terms of helping people understand how they learn and make it Ok to learn differently is something everyone should be able to experience."    

"My tutor is phenomenal. This is my second time working with him as a tutor. He is incredibly organized. He is brilliant, but he is also great at teaching. He makes me think critically by asking follow up questions and asking me to explain concepts to him. I received the highest grade I've ever received in a CS course this quarter, and I know that I would not have been as prepared without him."

"My tutor was very knowledgeable about the subject and the specific course. He was able to provide strategies for approaching the material that went far beyond simply knowing the subject. This is extremely helpful for me as my learning differences make study skills and organizing information difficult. He not only helped tremendously with this class but also taught me skills I will use in approaching future courses."

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Schwab Learning Center is committed to teaching individuals to understand their learning history, their unique cognitive strengths and recommends strategies to optimize potential across the lifespan.

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What is learner variability?

The basic definition of learner variability is that all individuals are unique in how they learn. Each student brings a different learner profile to the classroom or workplace environment.

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Upcoming Events

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